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A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:27 pm

This olive tree collected on November 2010. Not a good raw material I can say . It was just a straight multi trunk olive tree with a big base. My scope is to tranform it to a hollow trunk olive tree. A hollow one like the many you may find in very old olive fields. I will try to achive this by carving the inner part in a such way that eventually will look like an ancient hollowed olive tree.

any suggestions are more than wellcome.

As collected
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First repotting and some shortening.
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First wiring
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more triming and wiring
some minor carving to see how it will react
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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:02 pm

An update, second carving attempt

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Savvas P. on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:24 pm

We have some examples in Nature with such olives Grec you know?Do you have one in mind?I will take some pictures and i will post them...I have a couple in mind lets see if there are any similaritie...What i dont like is that it looks very palm like,like a hand....off course carving is not finished.... thumbs up thumbs up

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  wildfig on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:46 am

This is very difficult material.
I would be inclined to cut off all the "fingers" and grow branches directly from the top of the main trunk.
Over time it might look like an old olive tree like Savvas has described.

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:10 pm

Thanks Christos and Savvas for your reply.

for sure more carving will follow but for the time being I think got the basic form. Yes its look like a palm but Iam not sure if is right to remove the fingers Smile . Sometimes trees looks different in reality than in photos.

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:54 pm

an olive tree in Morfou area. estimated to be 800 years old.
this is what I had in mind.

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Savvas P. on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:59 pm

i think in 800 hundred years you will get there...... Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Something similar i had in ming Greg. thumbs up thumbs up

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:15 pm

Savvas P. wrote:i think in 800 hundred years you will get there...... Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Something similar i had in ming Greg. thumbs up thumbs up

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Post  Savvas P. on Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:20 pm

Trying and failing is much more precious than not doing nothing at all....The trip worths all the money and effort....With you friend.

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Re: A potential hollow olive tree

Post  Greg on Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:31 pm

A small video with my olive.
this is the first time Iam posting a video Shocked

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